Highlights/Arctic

Health, Indigenous

Inuit leader wants more input in changes to federal nutritional subsidy program

Canada’s national Inuit organization says it wants to have a say in how the federal government changes a key nutritional support program designed to tackle the high cost of food for people living in isolated northern communities. The federal government» 

Health, Indigenous

Inuit organization releases strategy to eliminate TB by 2030

Canada’s national Inuit organization released Monday its strategy to eliminate by 2030 the “staggeringly high rates” of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit leaving in a vast region of the Canadian Arctic stretching from the Labrador Sea in the east to the» 

Politics

NATO’s Arctic dilemma: Two visions of the Arctic collide as NATO and Russia flex muscles

Rising tensions with Russia are forcing NATO to once again train its military forces to confront a large and well-armed opponent in northern Europe and possibly even in the Arctic. In late October and early November 2018, the alliance conducted» 

Arts and Entertainment

The making of a tapestry – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art» 

Indigenous

Notable book recommendations from across northern Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  The First Nations Book Fair (Kwahiatonhk: Salon du livre des Premières Nations) gets underway in the Canadian province of Quebec November 22-25 to promote Indigenous books and authors. Eye» 

Indigenous, Society

Fire in remote Iqaluit raises concerns about supplies

The mayor and residents of the arctic community of Iqaluit are concerned about having enough supplies after fire broke out in the main grocery and general retailer late on Nov. 7, 2018. Most perishable food is brought into the town» 

Environment, International, Politics

Environmental and Indigenous groups welcome IMO progress towards Arctic dirty fuel ban

Environmental and Indigenous groups hailed Friday progress made by the world maritime body towards developing a ban on the use and carriage of the highly polluting heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters. As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection» 

Economy, Environment

Ottawa signals it’s open to talks on offshore Arctic oil and gas development

The federal government says it is open to talks with territorial governments, industry, and Indigenous governments and communities on the future of offshore oil and gas development in the Canadian Arctic, raising hopes among some that Ottawa is ready to» 

The LINK Online Oct. 5-7, 2018

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom of page) Arctic: International fishing moratorium Canada, the European Union and eight other countries signed Wednesday a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres» 

Environment, International, Politics

Canada, EU and 8 other countries sign ‘historic’ Arctic fisheries moratorium agreement

Canada, the European Union and eight other countries signed Wednesday a legally binding international accord that will protect nearly three million square kilometres of the Central Arctic Ocean from unregulated fishing. Once it enters into force, the agreement, which was»